Two men wanted on Mexico murder charges handed over to SD personnel

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Two men wanted on murder charges south of the border were turned over to Mexican law enforcement personnel in San Diego Tuesday, authorities said.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents released Mexican citizens Luis Fernando Quintero-Heras, 44, and Jose Adrian Mendoza Del Muro, 33, to the Mexican Attorney General’s Office. The two, arrested in Los Angeles, are charged with separate killings in Mexico.

Mendoza allegedly shot two men in Zacatecas in May 2011 after an argument, killing one and injuring the other.

Quintero is wanted on suspicion of shooting a man in the head in Sinaloa in October 2000. The victim died five days later in a hospital.

Two months ago, the U.S. Marshals Service alerted law enforcement authorities in Los Angeles about criminal warrants for the suspects. Police arrested Mendoza May 14 outside his South Gate home. Quintero was arrested for immigration violations May 28 in Pacoima.

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